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Thu Oct 9, 2014

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Country Honey Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack's Secret Six Country Honey Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Country Honey Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Modified Food Starch, Molasses, Honey, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Mustard Flour, Dried Garlic, Spice, Potassium Sorbate, Dried Onion, Paprika
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Its "Country Honey" label lets you know upfront that this is one sweet sauce, but it's not overpoweringly sugary, making it a decent supermarket choice for those needing to feed their sweet tooth in barbecue sauce form.

Thu Sep 25, 2014

Sauced: Trifecta Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce

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Trifecta Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Trifecta Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce
Cost
$35.00 for 6 13.5oz bottles at Trifecta Gourmet Sauces
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, White Sugar, Red Onions, Contains Less Than 2% of: Salt, Jalapeño Peppers, Hot Pepper Sauce, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Citric Acid, Soy Sauce, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Onion Powder, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors
Color
Reddish-orange
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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An exemplary ubiquitous barbecue sauce that builds layers of sweetness, tang, fruitiness, and heat against a very bright and clean base that makes it really stand out in crowded field of barbecue sauces.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sauced: Eat Barbecue IPO

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Eat Barbecue IPO

Sauce Stats

Name
Eat Barbecue IPO
Produced by
Cost
$7 for 16oz at Eat Barbecue
Ingredients
Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Water, Molasses, Salt, Spices Including Paprika, Ancho Pepper, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Onion Powder, Garlic, Tamarind Concentrate
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A vinegar sauce with a lot of depth, IPO brings waves of sweetness, tang, smokiness, and a complex mix of spices to create lots of layers to make it an incredibly interesting sauce out of the jar.

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sauced: Jeaux's Boys Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce

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Jeauxs Boys Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Jeaux's Boys Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.50 for 16oz at Cajun Grocer
Ingredients
Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Wine Vinegar, Garlic Powder, Salt, Onion Salt, Xanthan Gum, Chili Powder, Paprika, Red Pepper, Lemon Pepper, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, and Spices
Color
Light Orange
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Coming from a Cajun influence, this sauce uses a lot of spices to deliver a garlicky, oniony, and spicy experience against a sweet and tart base.

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sauced: Sticky Fingers Habañero Hot Barbecue Sauce

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Sticky Fingers Habañero Hot Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse Habañero Hot Barbecue Sauce
Cost
$4.29 for 18oz at Sticky Fingers
Ingredients
Water, Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Sugar, Aged Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor, Lime Juice Concentrate, Spices, Dextrose, Garlic, Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Habañero Pepper, Onion, Tamarind, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Sunflower Oil
Color
Dark Brown
Meatwave Rating
210
out of 10
Take a Pass
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Sticky fingers not worth licking is a troubling proposition, but that's exactly what this sauce delivers with its overly smoky and acrid flavor that tastes unnatural and over processed.